ADVICE TO YOUNG PEOPLE

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(Ecclesiastes 11:9-10):
“Young people, enjoy your youth. Be happy while you are still young. Do what you want to do, and follow your heart’s desire. But remember that God is going to judge you for whatever you do. Don’t let anything worry you or cause you pain. You aren’t going to be young very long.”

(Ecclesiastes 12:1-5; 12;13;14):
“So remember your Creator while you are still young, before those dismal days and years come when you will say, “I don’t enjoy life.” That is when the light of the sun, the moon, and the stars will grow dim for you, and the rain clouds will never pass away. Then your arms, that have protected you, will tremble, and your legs, now strong, will grow weak. Your teeth will be too few to chew your food, and your eyes too dim to see clearly. Your ears will be deaf to the noise of the street. You will be barely be able to hear the mill as it grinds or music as it plays, but even as the song of a bird will wake you from sleep. You will be afraid of high places, and walking will be dangerous. Your hair will turn white; you will hardly be able to to drag yourself along, and all desire will be gone……

…My child, there is something else to watch out for. There is no end to the writing of books, and too much study will wear you out.
…After all this, there is only one thing to say: Have reverence for God, and obey his commands, because this is all that we were created for.
…God is going to judge everything we do, whether good or bad, even things done in secret. “

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